Emmy Awards 2012: Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Giancarlo Esposito, Loretta Devine and Maya Rudolph Nominated
A whopping total of five black people were nominated for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in various acting categories. Some of the names were a surprise like Don Cheadle for his role as Marty in Showtime’s House of Lies and Maya Rudolph for her funny skits on SNL. Some of the nominees we accurately predicted last year such as Giancarlo Esposito as Gus in Breaking Bad. The others were nominated for a second time in a row like British actor Idris Elba for his role in Luther and Loretta Devine for her Emmy-winning role in Grey’s Anatomy.
Hollywood starlet Kerry Washington who along with late night host Jimmy Kimmel announced the nominees this morning from the television academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson theatre.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
OUTSTANDING ACTOR, MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Idris Elba, Luther
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Loretta Devine,Grey’s Anatomy
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Maya Rudolph, SNL
For the full list of nominations (including sound editing and makeup), visit the official Emmy site.